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I have an image-providing nginx web server (without apache).

I'm considering to turn keep-alive on of nginx.

But, I'm not sure how many tcp connections will be reused.

Normally, a user see many images (about 7, probably) on one our web page.

I found that internet explorer 6 makes only 2 connections for one host. http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2008/03/20/roundup-on-parallel-connections/

In this case, I think many requests can utilize same connections.

However, chrome 4+ may make 6 connections immediately when a user see a page even though a page contains 6 images.

In this case, connections may not be utilized at all.

Am I right?

Will keep-alive work well on our nginx server?

What do you suggest?

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